Teeth grinding is a condition whereby one excessively grinds or clenches their teeth. Typically grinding and clenching occurs mostly when sleeping but some individuals may grind and clench during the day also. Teeth grinding is also referred to as bruxism. Teeth grinding can create numerous problems such as local muscular pain, headaches, loss of tooth structure, gum recession, loose teeth, shortening of teeth, tooth sensitivity, cracked and broken teeth, damage to the bone structure of the jaw joint with temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ syndrome), and even facial changes. Children that grind due to a breathing airway problem can have developmental issues.
HOW IS TEETH GRINDING DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a dentist who would check your teeth for erosion and other related signs.
HOW IS TEETH GRINDING TREATED?
The treatment process here comprises of unique devices that prevent you from constantly gritting or grinding your teeth. Using this helps to cause erosion and prevent the reflex action. Braces are put to prevent the individual from grinding their teeth. You can also apply gels and pastes to apply for reducing the damage or controlling it.
DID YOU KNOW?
Being a habitual problem, one has to to make a constant effort in dealing with this issue.